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August 11, 2005

Natural Disaster Watch - BIO - updateTaurus-Littrow

My Way News:

Russian bird flu advances, Kazakhs say virus deadly
ASTANA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A bird flu outbreak extended its reach in Russian Siberia and spread to Mongolia on Wednesday, and neighboring Kazakhstan confirmed a fowl virus found in the Central Asian state could kill humans.
It's really out there. The article does go on to say:
Officials said no people had been infected so far, but the highly potent H5N1 strain has killed over 50 people in Asia since 2003. Outbreaks in the ex-Soviet bloc raised fears the virus could infect humans and trigger a global epidemic.
So it is still speculation, but it's getting a little more plausible that this could develop into a pandemic.



Posted by dymaxion at August 11, 2005 01:53 PM

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